Folks, we can hardly keep track of all the trailers that come out each week, and we cover movies for a living. To help you stay on top of what's happening in the world of "In a world ... " teasers, we are launching 'Trailer Park' -- a twice-weekly roundup of previews approved for appropriate (and, on occasion, inappropriate) audiences. We'll present long-lead trailers every Tuesday at noon, and previews for the current week's releases every Thursday at noon, so be sure to check back each week.
It's been a big week with everything at Comic-Con and all filled with real superheroes and pretend ones, but throw a couple haunted houses into the mix, Ryan Gosling re-defining cool, and the best thing that's happened to claymation since 'Gumby,' and that only covers about half of the trailers we've seen in the past seven days. Like we said, it's a lot to keep track of, but there's a lot of good stuff worth keeping an eye out for.
So without further ado, go right ahead and scope out the goods from July 18 through July 25.
'The Amazing Spider-Man'
What's it about?: A scrawny kid gets bitten by a radioactive spider, inherits superhuman abilities, then starts swinging around town fighting crime and going on about "responsibility."
Who's in it?: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary, among others. Directed by Marc Webb, written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves.
When does it come out?: July 3, 2012.
What do we think of the trailer?: Awesome. The less we know the better since there's no question we'll be seeing it anyway.
|Looking good.||54 (65.1%)|
|Looking lame.||29 (34.9%)|
What's it about?: Set in an alternate future where time is the new currency, a man is granted potential immortality after saving a stranger's life and quickly finds himself on the run from "time police" who want him dead.
Who's in it?: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, and Alex Pettyfer, among others. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol.
When does it come out?: October 28, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Still not sure about Timberlake, but we like 'Logan's Run' and we like Andrew Niccol, so we're nevertheless intrigued.
|Looking good.||69 (83.1%)|
|Looking lame.||14 (16.9%)|
'Drive' (Red band trailer, NSFW)
What's it about?: A stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver finds himself in hot water after a heist goes haywire.
Who's in it?: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, and Christina Hendricks, among others. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, written by Hossein Amini.
When does it come out?: September 16, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Oh, hell yes. About time Gosling got himself a badass role, and Refn's been killing it for years now.
|Looking good.||52 (86.7%)|
|Looking lame.||8 (13.3%)|
'Paranormal Activity 3'
What's it about?: A prequel to the first two 'Paranormal Activity' movies focuses on central characters Katie and Kristi when they first come in contact with demons as children.
Who's in it?: No word yet on the who's playing the kids, but it's directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and written by Stephen R. Perry.
When does it come out?: October 21, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: More of the same, getting kind of old.
|Looking good.||11 (22.9%)|
|Looking lame.||37 (77.1%)|
What's it about?: A female assassin gets double-crossed by her employers and immediately starts turning the tables on them with deadly results.
Who's in it?: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, and Channing Tatum, among others. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, written by Lem Dobbs.
When does it come out?: January 20, 2012.
What do we think of the trailer?: Awesome. If Steven Soderbergh's behind it, then so are we.
|Looking good.||43 (78.2%)|
|Looking lame.||12 (21.8%)|
What's it about?: A business man strolls into a decrepit town with a plan to bring it back to its former glory, he gets romantically involved with one of the women in town, and a local cop rekindles his feelings for an old flame while trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life.
Who's in it?: Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Amber Tamblyn, Patricia Clarskon and Ellen Burstyn, amongst others. Directed by John Doyle and written by Horton Foote.
When does it come out?: September 9 in theaters, August 5 via On Demand.
What do we think of the trailer?: Good cast and it definitely gets points for being the last screenplay from the late Horton Foote ('To Kill a Mockingbird'), but it's also looking a bit schmaltzy at the moment. Not too sure why they got to British guys to play country boys either.
|Looking good.||12 (36.4%)|
|Looking lame.||21 (63.6%)|
'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'
What's it about?: A pirate captain named Pirate Captain who, with the help of his ragtag crew of swabs, treis to beat his swashbuckling rivals for the title of "Pirate of the Year."
Who's in it?: The voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Martin Freeman, and Brendan Gleeson, among others. Directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, written by Gideon Defoe.
When does it come out?: March 30, 2012.
What do we think of the trailer?: Surprisingly hilarious.
|Looking good.||25 (86.2%)|
|Looking lame.||4 (13.8%)|
What's it about?: A group of LARP-ers (Live-Action Role Players) wind up fighting for their lives and saving the world after they accidentally unleash a real-life demon onto their imaginary battleground.
Who's in it?: Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, and Danny Pudi, among others. Directed by Joe Lynch, written by Matt Wall and Kevin Dreyfuss.
When does it come out?: Late 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Awfully promising. If it ends up being anywhere near as funny as the LARPing scenes in 'Role Models,' we'll be happy.
|Looking good.||43 (78.2%)|
|Looking lame.||12 (21.8%)|
Who's in it?: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts, among others. Directed by Jim Sheridan, written by David Loucka.
When does it come out?: September 30, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Has potential, but we're getting a little tired of all these haunted house movies.
|Looking good.||20 (58.8%)|
|Looking lame.||14 (41.2%)|
What's it about?: A guy gets out of prison after six years, and in a show of thanks, the guys he helps protect throw him a dinner party that involves eating sushi off a naked woman. From what we've seen in the trailer, it looks like a pretty crazy dinner.
Who's in it?: Noah Hathaway, Mark Hamill, Tony Todd, Michael Biehn, Sonny Chiba, and Cortney Palm, among others. Directed by Kern Saxton, written by Kern Saxton and Destin Pfaff.
When does it come out?: TBD 2012.
What do we think of the trailer?: Can't get past how seedy Mark Hamill looks.
|Looking good.||23 (63.9%)|
|Looking lame.||13 (36.1%)|
What's it about?: A middle-aged slacker gets kicked out of his bachelor pad by his dad and goes out with a bang by hosting an orgy with all his friends.
Who's in it?: Jason Sudeikis, Lake Bell, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Lucy Punch, Nick Kroll, and Will Forte, among others. Written and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.
When does it come out?: September 2, 2011
What do we think of the trailer?: Didn't laugh once, then again, holding out for the red band trailer with this one.
|Looking good.||13 (40.6%)|
|Looking lame.||19 (59.4%)|
What's it about?: An unarmed cowboy and a bladeless samurai walk into a lawless town and start taking care of business.
Who's in it?: Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, and Gackt Camui, among others. Written and directed by Guy Moshe.
When does it come out?: September 30, 2011
What do we think of the trailer?: Lots of style, not enough substance.
|Looking good.||11 (42.3%)|
|Looking lame.||15 (57.7%)|
So which of these movies are you most excited for?
Photos courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and FilmDistrict.